Mr Tom  Betts

Mr Tom Betts

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon


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I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University Hospital of Wales with a special interest in oculoplastic surgery and cataract surgery. I completed comprehensive training over seven years across Wales and subspecialty training in Oculoplastics and Glaucoma in New Zealand for three years before returning to Cardiff in 2020.

I perform small incision cataract surgery and I specialise in patients with a wide array of oculoplastic conditions. This includes eyelid malposition, watery eyes and diseases of the eye socket.

I have performed thousands of cataract surgeries over the last 12 years and have audited data of complications well below the national average. I have been performing oculoplastic surgery for over six years.

I am the Ophthalmic lead at Cardiff and Vale UHB’s Skin Cancer MDT.

I am the Deputy Clinical Director for University Hospital of Wales' Ophthalmology Department. I am a Director for Vale Eye Surgeons.

I am a clinical and educational supervisor for junior doctors. I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Cardiff University School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Tom Betts at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Oculoplastics

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Additional information

MBChB / The University of Dundee / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The British Oculoplastic Surgical Society

Professional leadership

I am the deputy Clinical Director for the University Hospital of Wales Ophthalmology Department
I am the lead Oculoplastic Surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales Skin Cancer MDT
I am the departmental lead for Clinical Governance at University Hospital of Wales
I am a Director for Vale Eye Surgeons

Consultant, University Hospital of Wales

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

I enjoy spending my free time outdoors with my young family particularly roaming around the Welsh countryside and the Lake District. I am a keen athlete and participate in multisport racing with highlights being competing at Ironman Copenhagen and Challenge Wanaka. I am currently training towards New Zealand’s infamous Coast to Coast race.